If you are trying to register a callback on getting a URL passed to your program through AppleEvents, don’t use the documented kAEInternetSuite and kAEISGetURL enums. They are defined as ‘gurl’, but the actual value passed to your program is ‘GURL’. From what I can tell, everyone defines their own enums because this is well known.
Apple can’t fix it though, because it would break everyone’s software. So they keep documenting it as ‘gurl’, and we keep redefining it to the actual value.
John Gruber attacks someone for criticizing the iPod. In this case, a mutual funds analyst who says that it would be better to invest the money instead of buying an iPod. Which is a good point to make. Too many people fritter their money away on gadgets instead of investing it.
Not sure why that qualifies the man as a “jackass”, but Gruber throws that term around a lot anyways.
While the new iLife ’08 software looks really good feature-wise (I’m going to pick it up today), the really important thing to watch for is what style the interfaces have. They’re the only clue MacOS X developers have anymore to what our software should look like.
I don’t want flash for the iPhone. People forget about how CPU heavy flash is. I don’t want a bunch of stupid punch the monkey ads running down my battery everytime I load a webpage. Many ads nowadays are Flash based and having all these tiny banner ad programs running in the background will be too much. The battery is already tottering on the edge of annoyingly frequent recharges.
sucks. The installation process for getting a build environment is the most painful series of steps I have ever taken in an install. You have to download the program. Then you download the SDKs. Then you have to edit the paths in the IDE. Then you have to open the project template files and comment out various obscure configurations if you want to have a workable setup.
Why are these many steps necessary? Thank god I’m already an engineer and could figure it out. For a Microsoft product, I’m really disappointed. Don’t they have a product manager for these things? Or do they just let anyone decide when to ship their software.
A little professionalism please, okay guys?